French-Style Onion Soup with Cream
From: Grand-Mamie, Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Comments: Cooking time : approximately 2 1/2 hours
Servings: Approximately 8
IngredientsPreparation
  • 8 onions, peeled and sliced
  • A little butter
  • 3 tablespoons [26.25 g] flour
  • 1 cup [250 mL] water
  • 1 tablespoonful [15 mL] grated Gruyere cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 cups [1.5 L] boiling water
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon [15 mL] meat extract or liquid beef broth concentrate
  • Approximately 1 cup [250 mL] cream
To Serve
  • 8 slices of bread
  • Butter
  • Grated Gruyere cheese
  • Lightly brown onion slices into a little melted butter, until golden brown.
  • Away from heat, sprinkle onion slices with flour.
  • Stir in water; heat until thickened, stirring.
  • Mix in 1 tablespoon [15 mL] grated Gruyere cheese, salt, pepper and boiling water.
  • Simmer, covered, over low heat, for 2 hours.
  • A little before serving, brown slices of bread under preheated broiler.
  • Mix together egg yolks and meat extract or liquid beef broth concentrate.
  • Just before serving, pour egg yolks mixture into soup.
  • Pour cream into soup bowl, before pouring into soup.
  • Serve soup, along with oven-broiled slices of bread.
To Serve
  • Fry slices of bread into melted butter.
  • Top slices with grated Gruyère cheese.
  • Broil under preheated oven broiler.